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YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center’s youth classes and programs are great for kids that love to learn about nature and the outdoors. Our environmental education programs range from formal classes to summer camps and informal weekly “nature play” programs.

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June 2017

Camp Wildflower: Nature Create

June 26 - June 30
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Environmental Engineer Michelle Bright teaching Camp Wildflower about Landscape Design.

This week, campers discover why nature has been the muse of great artists for eons.

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Sprouts

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Free

Nature Nights: Water, Rocks & Mud

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Boys at Watering Hole

Nature Nights are free, fun explorations of native plants, animals and Central Texas ecology. Looking for a reason to play in the dirt? Get down to earth to celebrate International Mud Day and learn about the ground beneath your feet!

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July 2017

Nature Play Hour

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Children playing at Discovery Bin

Native plants are important and fascinating at any age! Join a nature-play guide for a fun, plant-themed activity.

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Camp Wildflower: The Aquatic World

July 5 - July 7
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Child examines the Family Gardens water during Camp Wildflower 2016.

Campers learn about and how to conserve and protect water, a vital resource for all living things!

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Botanical Art Drawing

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Young girl drawing in nature

Budding artists will learn drawing skills and color mixing and create botanical art inspired by a tour of the gardens.

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Camp Wildflower: Botanist Bonanza

July 10 - July 14
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Minette teaching children about botany during Camp Wildflower in 2016.

What makes a plant a plant? Campers find out while playing botanist for a fun-filled week of green discovery.

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Camp Wildflower: Nature Trackers

July 17 - July 21
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Camp Wildflower heading out for a walk.

Campers become detectives this week as they investigate the natural world using microscopes, nets and all the senses to interpret clues left by plants and animals!

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Free

Lady Bird Day

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Lady Bird Johnson in May 1995.

In July, we honor our founder and "Environmental First Lady" Lady Bird Johnson. Enjoy free admission, special exhibits and activities for all ages.

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Camp Wildflower: Friend or Foe?

July 24 - July 28
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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From invasive species to beneficial insects, campers learn that some organisms help each other while others can hurt their surrounding environments.

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Field Trips

The Wildflower Center is perfect for class and youth group field trips.

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Guided Tours

Guided tours are an ideal way to get the most of a Wildflower Center experience.

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